We came to homeschooling by default, but it became a way of life. We took our vacations in the off-season, learning wherever we went, whatever we did. And frequently our travels inspired new subjects to pursue further on return. I wanted more… more positive influence, more educational options, more time with my kids… than my local schools – public or otherwise – could provide. And I wanted to instill in my kids a life-long love of learning. Homeschooling provided a way to do all of that and more. We ended up homeschooling our four boys for fourteen non-consecutive years, spanning pre-k to high school.
I continue to stay active in the homeschool community because education is too important to leave to a one-size-fits-all approach and because homeschooling is still one of THE very best all-around options out there. It was there for my family when we needed it, and I want to make sure it’s there for others when they need it too.